FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Sales Tax Reverts To 5% on Oct. 1

The City and Borough of Sitka’s sales tax rate will revert to 5 percent effective Oct. 1 for all sales, services and short-term rentals unless otherwise exempted.
Although long-term residential rentals are tax exempt, landlords are required to register their rentals with the City and Borough of Sitka’s sales tax offices. Call 747-1840 with questions.  Registration forms may be found on the city’s website www.cityofsitka.com under the ‘‘business’’ tab.  
 The bed tax rate remains the same at 6 percent.  

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